Tufts alumni live and work around the world. They are leaders, mentors, colleagues, and friends who continue to engage with Tufts – through lifelong learning, networking, volunteering, and returning to campus for reunions and events.
In the spirit of our motto, Pax et Lux (“Peace and Light”), Tufts University faculty and students work together as active global citizens, illuminating each other and the world. Centered in the vibrant academic landscape of Greater Boston, Tufts is the best of all worlds: a close-knit community with the resources of a major research university, welcoming campuses near big city opportunities, and a global network of accomplished alumni. Since 1852, Tufts University has prepared exceptional students in diverse fields for lives of learning and leadership. Our commitment to the liberal arts, vital research enterprise, and collaborative, interdisciplinary culture combine to spark curiosity and create resounding global impact.
Tufts at a Glance
Year Tufts was established
Campuses, each with its own character: urban, suburban, and rural
Volumes in six total libraries
New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) championships
Total faculty members
Excellence Adds Up
At Tufts, students discover the tools necessary to drive themselves—and the world—forward. Every student's unique experience is personalized by drawing from a wide range of academic and extracurricular opportunities.
A Global Alumni Network
Best of Both Worlds
From Medford and Somerville to Grafton and Boston, Tufts’ four locations are welcoming, dynamic learning environments. Students can take advantage of everything Greater Boston has to offer without straying far from campus.
Jumbo the Elephant
Since 1885, our mascot, Jumbo, has inspired and encouraged everyone who wears the brown and blue.